As the year closes we hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
This edition of the newsletter contains stories for last
generous grant from College Spark Washington allowed Communities In
Schools of Auburn to hire Autumn McCartan as the site
coordinator for Cascade Middle School in September of 2012.
Transformation by Tresa Lightburn
Johnny and Aaron* first came to Auburn, they had
trouble following instructions and behaving appropriately in
school. Their single dad was struggling to meet their needs.
Communities In Schools of Auburn was asked to help the family, and
as the site coordinator, I became involved in creating a plan to
assist the brothers and their dad.Read More
fourth graders at Terminal Park Elementary are practicing
their writing skills in a special way. This program pairs each
student with a grandparent-aged adult from the community who
corresponds with them throughout the school year.
it takes to keep kids in school." A simple slogan - but one
filled with deep meanings. CIS of Auburn's mission is to surround
our students with a Community of Support that will empower them to
stay in school and achieve in life. Read More
A Letter From Arlene Pierini,
is a recurring theme in the Annual Report, the importance of having
a person at the school whodelivers and manages Communities In
Party this coming Saturday......
We got music (
Jones) and we got
Mr. and Mrs.
Presents...Of course we got
"Don" of Icicle
Ridge Winery pouring great wines from his own winery....
open at 5:00pm.
Its also our 5 year anniversary....Its been an
years...."A HUGE THANKS" to all of our customers who have supported Deanna
and myself for the past five years and while supporting us
have made new and lasting friends at the Wine
staffwho really run the Wine Shop (good thing I have to
sign the checks)....
Don't forget we are going on a
Cruise(Travel Tuesday's) and come in for
Party is New Year's Eve with
Slater in control of the entertainment.....
Severe Weather Shelter to stay open in Auburn through
December 5, 2013
In response to predicted cold weather conditions, the Auburn
Food Bank is extending the dates of the severe weather shelter
during overnight hours at Veteran's Memorial Park until
temperatures moderate during overnight hours at Veteran's Memorial
Park in the William C. Warren Bldg. located at 411 E ST NE.
The shelter will be open the following days/times:
Thursday, December 5- 9:00 PM – 7:00 AM
Friday, December 6- 9:00PM – 7:00 AM
Saturday, December 7- 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM
Sunday, December 8 – 9:00 PM – 7:00 AM
Monday, December 9 – 9:00 PM – 7:00 AM
This is an emergency shelter only and no services are
For more information, please contact Debbie Christian at the
food bank at 253-334-4860 or Auburn Emergency Management at
The City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation department
announces this year’s holiday line-up with a wide range of
activities perfect for the holiday season. The Auburn festivities
kick off with a
Santa Parade down Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. Community
caroling and the annual lighting of the City Hall Tree will
For those that want to join in the parade, report to the parade
line-up area (E St. NE and Main Street) at 4 p.m. No registration
is required. Participants are encouraged to review the
parade rules and regulations. The Auburn Elites from Pioneer Elementary will provide parade
spectators with a pre-parade treat – filling Main Street in front
of City Hall and the One Main Street Building with exciting
The Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue, will be rockin’ prior to
the parade with
The Not-Its Rockin’ Holiday at 2:00 p.m. on December 7. Come dance the winter chill away
with this kid-friendly rock band. Bring the whole family down for
their high energy tunes and
Freeze Tag and more. Tickets are $8. Advance tickets available at the
Parks Office, online at
www.auburnwa.gov/arts or get your tickets on the day of the event at the theater box
office, starting at 1 p.m.
Also on December 7, prior to the parade, families can enjoy
Holiday Snack & Craft activity from 2 – 4 p.m. at Washington Elementary, 20 E St NE.
Participants can join the Parks Staff in creating holiday
gingerbread houses and ornaments. It’s a warm way to ring in the
holidays and something yummy to fill your belly before the parade!
The pre-registration fee is $3 for residents and $4 for
non-residents. Registration at the door is $5. So staff can be
properly prepared, it is recommended to pre-register prior to
The following Saturday, on Dec. 14, Auburn Parks, Arts &
Recreation will host a
Breakfast with Santa at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE.
There will be two seatings for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Cost is $5 for residents of Auburn and $7 for those living outside
the city ($6/$8 for adults). The event features a special breakfast
served by Santa’s elves, musical entertainment and a special visit
from Santa. Pre-registration is required for the Breakfast with
Santa event. Event fills up quickly so early reservations are
Santa will make a special visit to the Auburn Parks, Arts and
Recreation Indoor Playground at the gymnasium at Les Gove Park.
He’ll visit the Playground from 9:30-11am on Monday, December 9,
Wednesday, December 11 and Friday, December 13.
For more information about the City of Auburn’s holiday events,
contact the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at
253-931-3043 or visit
Full Holiday Calendar
Sat., Dec. 7 | 2-4 p.m.
Snack & Craft at Washington Elementary
THE OUTLET COLLECTION | SEATTLE PRESENTING SENSITIVE SANTA PROGRAM
ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 2013
Families can register now for calm and controlled visits with
Auburn, WA — December 5, 2013 — The
Outlet Collection | Seattle
is proud to present Sensitive Santa®, a program designed to allow
children with sensory processing disorders to visit Santa in a safe
and calm environment. The 2013 event atThe Outlet Collection
will be held on Sunday December 8, 2013.
The Sensitive Santa program was created to allow families of
children affected by autism to enjoy some of the holiday
celebrations and traditions most people take for granted, including
visiting Santa at the mall. Because autism affects the nervous
system, individuals on the autism spectrum are often very sensitive
to bright lights, loud sounds and large crowds. The Sensitive Santa
event is held on a Sunday morning prior to the mall’s opening, with
reduced lighting and noise, and families are staggered at 15-minute
intervals to keep the crowd size limited.
For the event, the Santa area will
become “sensory friendly,” and in partnership with Worldwide
Photography, The Outlet Collection will provide each family that
attends a free 4 x 6 photo keepsake to commemorate the holiday
“We wanted to create an event that
celebrates the spirit of the holiday season and brings a small, but
memorable, part of the holiday season to families with autism,”
said Chantelle Herburger, Marketing Director. “‘Sensitive
Santa’ will allow these children to experience the same enjoyment
with Santa, but in a much calmer, less intimidating
interested in bringing their children to the Sensitive Santa event
can email Chantelle Herburger, Marketing Director,
About The Outlet Collection │
Located in Auburn, Washington, The
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interior and exterior renovation adding first-rate amenities, a new
design aesthetic inspired by New York’s luxurious 5
th Avenue, and a line of key outlet retailers like Coach
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Store, and H&M. At more than 1,000,000 square feet, The Outlet
Collection | Seattle is the largest outlet mall in the Pacific
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Glimcher Realty Trust’s common shares are listed on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GRT.” Glimcher Realty
Trust’s Series G, Series H, and Series I preferred shares are
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